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File photo of a courtroom. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Eyewitness Testimony No Longer a Gold Standard

The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant.

04/18/2014

The RQ-180 drone under development could enter military service in 2015. (Credit: Aviation Week)

Suit Over Deadly Drone Strikes Is Tossed By Judge

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Obama administration officials for the 2011 drone-strike killings of three U.S. citizens in Yemen, including an al-Qaida cleric.

04/05/2014

File photo of an NRA rally supporting the Second Amendment. (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

NRA Seeks To Block Gun Magazine Ban

The National Rifle Association is asking Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy to block enforcement of a California city ordinance that bans gun magazines capable of holding more than 10 bullets.

03/11/2014

File photo of a courtroom. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Maryland Case Could Lead to Lawyers at Bail Hearings

In Maryland each year, thousands of defendants appear before court commissioners — not judges — who set their bail without an attorney present.

03/02/2014

Tens of thousands of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don't have serious criminal records could be shielded from deportation under a policy change being weighed by senior American officials. (Getty Images)

Report: Immigrants Getting Better At Fighting Deportations

Nearly half of immigrants facing deportation have won their cases in the last year, says study.

02/14/2014

Oscar Pistorius at his arraignment hearing in Pretoria, South Africa on Aug. 19, 2013. (Getty Images)

Pistorius Says He Mourns For Girlfriend He Killed

On anniversary of fatal shooting, Oscar Pistorius says he is consumed by grief.

02/14/2014

File photo of a courtroom. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Couple on Trial for Forcing Child to Drink Grape Soda

An East Tennessee couple accused of killing the man’s 5-year-old daughter by forcing her to drink large quantities of grape soda and water will face trial in October.

02/07/2014

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Court Date Set For McDonnell Hearing

Lawyers for former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are set to square off with prosecutors next week over who the former first couple can speak with prior to their July trial on corruption charges.

01/30/2014

File photo of a prison cell block. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Ex-Senate Staffer Seeks Release In Porn Charges

A former chief of staff for Sen. Lamar Alexander is asking a judge to release him from custody as he faces child pornography charges.

12/14/2013

Singer Chris Brown (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Judge Lets Chris Brown Skip D.C. Court Date

R&B singer Chris Brown is asking a judge’s permission to be absent from court next week in his misdemeanor assault case in the District of Columbia.

11/22/2013

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